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JMU's Annual Sibs & Kids Day

JMU's third annual Sibs & Kids Day is on April 13, 2019!

Sibs and Kids Day is an opportunity for JMU students to invite their 12 to 17-year-old sibling(s) to campus and show them what it’s like to be a Duke. Dining vouchers, a scavenger hunt, free t-shirts and a variety of activities are included in this awesome experience for future Dukes. The registration deadline was April 3rd.


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Sibs & Kids Day Schedule

Noon - 1:00 PM

Registration (E-Hall)
Pick up activity schedule, scavenger hunt sheet, campus map, t-shirts, dining tickets, bookstore coupon and a JMU drawstring sling bag with goodies. Make sure to stop by the photobooth before heading to lunch!

Noon - 1:30 PM

Lunch (E-Hall)
Enjoy lunch at E-Hall with the meal tickets provided at registration for Sibs & Kids Day guests (JMU students will use a punch or dining dollars).

1:00 - 3:30 PM

Spring Football Game (Bridgeforth Stadium)
Enjoy the spring football game with the Dukes.  |  JMU Football Info »

Pre-Registered Times

Adventure Ropes Course
Select the challenge, low or high, and experience a fun teambuilding and open climb adventure on JMU’s ropes course. Note: Please attend pre-registered course only. Shuttles available at E-Hall front entrance 15 minutes prior to each session.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

JMU X-LABS (Lakeview Hall, 1150)
Put together your own laser-cut mini cornhole board with the JMU X-Labs team! Shuttle available at E-Hall front entrance at 2:45 PM. Pre-registration required  |  JMU X-Labs Info »

Multiple Showtimes

Planetarium Show “Rosetta” (Miller Hall)
This fulldome show is dedicated to a breakthrough discovery and space mission to the core of the comet 67P. Join the comet discoverer Klim Churyumov in the story about the origins of the Solar System and life on Earth. Showtimes at 2:15-3:00 PM and 3:30-4:15 PM  |  Planetarium Info »

3:45 - 5:00 PM

Campus Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunt sheets will be given to each guest and JMU student during registration. Take this time to visit the JMU bookstore to use your coupon for JMU gear!

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Dinner (D-Hall)
Turn in your scavenger hunt sheet for a prize and enjoy dinner at D-Hall with the meal tickets provided for guests (JMU students will use a punch or dining dollars).

6:00 - 8:00 PM

University Recreation Center (UREC)
Take this time to explore UREC and utilize all it has to offer including the pool, track, racquetball, walleyball, basketball, and more. (Note: UREC will be available all day for Sibs & Kids Day participants.)  |  UREC Info »

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Madisonians Show Choir Spring Debut (Memorial Hall, 4410)
The Madisonians are JMU’s only show choir - a group that sings and dances at the same time.

7:00 PM

Movie (Grafton Stovall Theater)
Not ready for the fun to end? Extend your Sibs & Kids Day by attending a movie ($3 per person) in JMU’s Grafton Stovall Theater.

More Campus Happenings:

  • Edith J. Carrier Arboretum Spring Celebration Plant Sale
  • Reptiles & Amphibians of the Arboretum (11-12:30, Free, No Registration Required, Jurney Stage Garden, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum) | Explore the world of herpetology by getting up close and personal with the reptiles and amphibians of the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum this spring! Meet us at the Jurney Stage Garden for an afternoon of exploring through reptile show-and-tell and herp walk through the Arboretum!
  • Field Hockey (All Day) | JMU hosts William & Mary, Maryland and Old Dominion for a tournament.
  • Softball (Doubleheader, 1 PM & 3 PM) | JMU welcomes UNC-Wilmington.

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